Monday, November 30, 2009

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

It sure is great to be back on my computer after being away from it for a month. Unfortunately, I had very little computer time on the weekend so today, I am just now starting to catchup on emails, blogs and some of the groups I belong to.

It is great to catch up on the latest art doll and other news from my blog friends. I felt so out-of-touch!

It is amazing how much you can get done when you are not drawn to this machine though. I started and completed several pieces (most are for gifts and as such I can not post pics). I can post a pic of the piece I did for the Monster Under The Bed Swap that the lovely Zan from Wild at Heart Art organized. This is the first swap that I have participated in and I had so much fun! I did a ghostie kindred, Isabella with her dust bunny (she resides under the bed you see).

My swap partner was the very talented Diane MacNaughton. Please check out her blog, Dianie Mac Designs to find out more about this wonderfully artistic lady and to see more of her work. I was totally blown away by the piece she created for me.

A true Monster Under The Bed!

Isn't he wonderful! The detail and work involved in this piece is amazing! And check out the adorable expression on the little boy in the bed! I LOVE this and am so thrilled to have been paired up with Diane. (and she is not only artistic, but a lovely lady too) I am very proud and honoured to have one of her pieces in my collection.

Another thing I did while computer-less was paint our front porch (it stretches across the whole front of the house) and start decorating for Christmas. The porch still needs another coat and the window and door frames also have to be painted - that is going to have to wait until the Spring though.

All in all it was not that bad - but I sure am glad to be back!

I'm back in the studio tomorrow and working on some pieces for my etsy shop. Most of my orders are done now and my shop has been sorely neglected for months. It will be good to get product in it.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I'm Back!

So happy! Got my computer back, virus free and I'm looking
forward to posting some blogs and catching up on postings on the blogs I follow.

We are going out of town for the day to visit our daughters in Toronto however I hope to have some computer time tomorrow. I have really missed everyone!

I hope all my US friends had a splendid Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sick Computer

Well, I got the H1N1 vaccine and feel slightly protected - my computer however was not so lucky. Picked up a nasty virus last week and for several reasons will not be able to get it cleaned up
until the last week in November. I'm down at the library on their computer now, but obviously will not be blogging in the next
couple of weeks. :(

For all my blogging and art friends out there - I'm missing you and NOT ignoring your updates, just can't get to them.